Ellinor Ehrnberg, President Smoltek Innovationi

Operational update for Smoltek’s electrolyzer technology

Smoltek has devel­oped a high-per­form­ing nanofiber-based cell mate­r­i­al for PEM-elec­trolyz­ers, with poten­tial to enable a more effi­cient pro­duc­tion of fos­sil-free hydro­gen. In the autumn of 2021, a devel­op­ment col­lab­o­ra­tion was ini­ti­at­ed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with an indus­tri­al man­u­fac­tur­er of mate­ri­als for elec­trolyz­ers, and the aim is to be able to start man­u­fac­tur­ing small-scale pro­to­types in 2023.

Dur­ing the autumn of 2021, Smoltek announced that the com­pa­ny has achieved proof-of-con­cept for its high-per­form­ing, nanofiber-based cell mate­r­i­al for PEM-elec­trolyz­ers. At the same time, it was announced that the com­pa­ny intend­ed to ini­ti­ate a devel­op­ment col­lab­o­ra­tion for the con­tin­ued devel­op­ment of the cell mate­r­i­al, which has also tak­en place.

“At the end of 2021, prepara­to­ry steps were ini­ti­at­ed in a devel­op­ment col­lab­o­ra­tion with a large indus­tri­al man­u­fac­tur­er of mate­ri­als for elec­trolyz­ers. How­ev­er, some delays have occurred, which means that we have not yet been able to sign an agree­ment or start the main part of this project,“

says Elli­nor Ehrn­berg, Pres­i­dent of Smoltek Innovation.

Smoltek is also in dis­cus­sions with oth­er poten­tial indus­tri­al part­ners ahead of the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the cell mate­r­i­al for PEM-elec­trolyz­ers. At the same time, the R&D team is test­ing dif­fer­ent types of anti-cor­ro­sion coat­ings, opti­miz­ing cat­a­lysts and more.

“The ambi­tion is to start a col­lab­o­ra­tion in 2023, or ear­li­er, with a large man­u­fac­tur­er of elec­trolyz­ers or com­po­nents for elec­trolyz­ers, where we togeth­er will build small-scale pro­to­types, so that Smoltek’s nanofiber-based cell mate­r­i­al can even­tu­al­ly be used in future generations,”

Elli­nor Ehrn­berg concludes.

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